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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:25 am    Post subject:  what percent tint Reply with quote

I am thinking about tinting my windows i am wondering what is a good percent that you guys would reccomend.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:27 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I liked how my 30% looked. Go as low as your law allows, unless you wanna be badass and go against the law, but risk getting pulled over and getting tickets. I'm getting my 02 tinted in about two weeks, the legal limit, 30%.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:43 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

everyone will have their own opinion on tint %. Peoples opinion will change based on the color of the car also.

I had 20% on the SS and have 35% on the 300. The Monte will be getting 5-10%

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

If you're interested in keeping it legal, also remember than factory glass usually has a small amount of tint built into it, so if your state says 30% is the limit, actually putting 30% on may result in readings of 32-33% if the cops ever decide to pull you over for it.

Some areas are policed more heavily than others with respect to tint.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:12 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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If you're interested in keeping it legal, also remember than factory glass usually has a small amount of tint built into it, so if your state says 30% is the limit, actually putting 30% on may result in readings of 32-33% if the cops ever decide to pull you over for it.

Some areas are policed more heavily than others with respect to tint.


actually the other way around, the higher the number, the clearer it is.

% = amount of light allowed to pass through

5% - Limo (super dark)
85% - Basically factory tint

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:52 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I have 15% on the Tacoma. Not remotely legal, but if I kept it to legal limits I'd have no tint on the front windows. Haven't had an issue with the police yet.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:02 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

ok so 25%-30% would probley be okay the color of my impala is the lighter gold color
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

xtremewhite99 wrote:
ok so 25%-30% would probley be okay the color of my impala is the lighter gold color


it would look great, couldnt tell you how the local police would like it. Tint isnt allowed on the front windows here, but all my cars are done.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:25 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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ok so 25%-30% would probley be okay the color of my impala is the lighter gold color


it would look great, couldnt tell you how the local police would like it. Tint isnt allowed on the front windows here, but all my cars are done.


When did NY change the law? When we lived in Port Jeff our cars had 35% all around.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:31 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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xtremewhite99 wrote:
ok so 25%-30% would probley be okay the color of my impala is the lighter gold color


it would look great, couldnt tell you how the local police would like it. Tint isnt allowed on the front windows here, but all my cars are done.


When did NY change the law? When we lived in Port Jeff our cars had 35% all around.


long ago, been that way as far back as I can remember. They just never enforced it. Its hit or miss now. I went through a seatbelt check point a few weeks ago, they never said anything about the tint. They did mention the missing front plate, but no ticket or warning given.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:16 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

When I moved from Chicago to NC I had to get a safety inspection and they check the tint. I forget if the law here is 30% or 35% but I was 1% over. But they have something like a 10% + or -. Keep in mind to if you ever think your going to move out of state soon to maybe keep it a higher #, like 35%.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:20 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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When I moved from Chicago to NC I had to get a safety inspection and they check the tint. I forget if the law here is 30% or 35% but I was 1% over. But they have something like a 10% + or -. Keep in mind to if you ever think your going to move out of state soon to maybe keep it a higher #, like 35%.


keeping it higher would only work in some states. In NY, 35% is a sure ticket if they want to write it.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:52 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yeah, I knew that, what I meant was looking into what some of the states % laws are and just going from there. No biggy, just what I saw when I moved here..
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:41 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I don't know for sure what percent this is, but if I had to guess, I'd say around 35%, to give you an idea of what it would look like I guess.



I'd guess the same on this too, although the lightning makes it a little tougher -


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